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Hi I'm Gerry Clancy

I'm happily a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, aka Mormons.

About Me

I'm one of 10 kids raised in another faith. I love life and everything it offers. I'm a father of 4 and grandfather of a growing tribe. I enjoy surfing, photography, building, singing, bush walking, camping. I have worked in the IT industry for over 30 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined this church in 1994. It is the best thing I ever did, sincerely! Two missionaries knocked on our door, one said he knew the Book of Mormon to be true and the word of God, and invited us to find out for ourselves if it were true. I felt something different within me, and accepted their invitation. Some weeks later, after much sincere searching, pondering, and prayer, I received an answer in an unexpected manner. Through every fibre of my being I know this church is true. It has been such a blessing in my life and the life of my family.

How I live my faith

First and foremost I live my religion at home, serving and leading my family. As my beloved mother taught me "Charity begins at home". I have learnt that families can be together forever, so my primary efforts go towards that goal, by building a strong family now. That's also the best thing I can do for society, because societies are only as stong as their constituents. In church I've had many callings, and currently serve as a counsellor to our local Bishop. In the workplace, my religion motivates me to serve to the best of my ability.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Gerry Clancy
I love this health code! Our bodies are a great gift from God, to house our spirits, and enable us to do so much. The spirit of man, and the physical body, have an immense impact on each other. So, we are commanded to treat our bodies with the utmost respect. Avoid the stuff that can bring it down, and into addictions. No coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, etc. Before I joined this church, I at times partook of all those things. Amongst some consequences (like hangovers), I also used to periodically incur headaches, and the occassional migraine. SInce I started living this "Word of Wisdom", I really enjoy the effects eg the daily stability and clarity of mind. And, guess what... I cannot recall having had a headache since I joined! Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Gerry Clancy
From my own experience, a sincere desire is fundamental. You have to be prepared to act on the answer you are given. I really wanted to know for myself if this church was true. I also had to do much work on my own part - listening to what the missionaries taught, doing my own scripture study, prolonged thinking, trying to implement what I was learning that seemed good, attending church, and most important of all, frank and hearty prayer. Be sensitive to your feelings - it was the new feelings I experienced that helped me go forward. Show more Show less